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hi all firstly im sure this has been asked before and be explained before and im sorry for re opening the questions but just quickly

Im about to go for the triple monitor setup and i already have tri sli of the 680 classifieds , however im kinda think ok as cool as it would be, how much of a performance hit will i take for example is there like a rough ratio like; divide avg current fps by 3 for each monitor or something?

right now im not sure what my avg is but i know i stay around 138-144hz on my asus vg28he,

also if im maxing out bf3 for example then go to triple monitor what parts of the graphics must or should i turn down ? to possibly maintain the current 100+ fps im getting if that possible lol?

also , the monitor i have now i 1920x1080 @ 144hz
the monitors im looking at grabbing say 1600x900 res and say 5ms response time would this be ok to run nvidia surround ? (not 3d)

also this is a big one, would my 3 680 c4gb classys be ok to run most games at at least 60 fps?

thanks guys:)
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edit**** oh and also how important if at all is the 4gb vram for multi monitor gaming? thanks smile.gif
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it should be fine but there is the fact that the 680's 256 bit cant handle the 4gb vram

i am not sure why but a lot of people complain that they get a fps hit because of this
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hey thanx for reply, oh damn serious!? is there anything to over come this ?
im loving the 120+ fps right now im having specially on a 144 hz screen but im not to sure i will like going down to 20-40 fps gaming from my current setup so should i scratch the whole triple screen idea? i mean its be great to have it setup but if im going to be not even wanting to game due to fps lag or just really un playable fps then i might as well not go tri monitor do you think?

** sorry im wasnt aware of this mem bus rate at 256bit :S
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i really am not sure how to overcome these things since its a hardware issue but since a game like bf3 would only use 2.5 gb vram so i doubt you'll have any problems on bf3

but i do know you might have a bottleneck with the 3570k
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well iv oc'd my 3570k to 4.8 ghz lol i dont think ill have issues ther atm
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3 gigs or more of VRAM is enough for 5760x1080 gaming with good anti-aliasing. Moving from one resolution to another isn't linear, so you may not have exactly a third of the performance you're getting. Of course your monitor only supports up to 144hz, so you may be getting more than 144 fps with three of those bad boys. I'm doing dual 780s, w/ DCU2 and I'm getting ~50-60 fps and most modern games (as in the last year). I have a 144hz benq monitor i use for 3d or competitive gaming. When it comes to the "experience" and enjoyment of gaming I don't pay much attention to the framerate and delve into having three monitors surrounding me wink.gif

If you ever played a console games besides Call of Duty (which you shouldn't be playing anyway) most of the time you're experiencing a max of 30 fps.
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Below are some test results with 3 zotac 680 4gb cards at 5760x1080. Your classies should definitely overclock higher than the 1202 used in testing (or the 'normal' 1243).

gddr usage: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=718118
performance with varying AA levels, 2x/3x sli, pcie2/3 and 3d on/off: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736793

So yes...your tri-sli setup will run most games at 60fps average or better with nice quality settings.
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